NewsTag: diet

Why a Balanced Diet Beats Nutritional Supplements

Friday 26th April 2019 - Julia Ries - Healthline

Why a Balanced Diet Beats Nutritional Supplements Go to any convenience store and you’ll find rows upon rows of dietary s... Read more →

Missing Critical Healthy Foods Also Key Reason for Diet-Related Deaths

Thursday 18th April 2019 - Cathy Cassata -

Missing Critical Healthy Foods Also Key Reason for Diet-Related Deaths A study published in Lancet recently reported ... Read more →

Poor diet is biggest health risk and more deadly than smoking

Friday 5th April 2019 - John von Radowitz - Independent

Poor diet is the world's deadliest health risk, accounting for a fifth of all deaths, a study has shown. Eating unhealthily... Read more →

'Forget the fads. Enjoy your spuds and bread' - Why it's time to stop painting carbs as the villain

Tuesday 26th February 2019 - Orla Walsh - Irish Independent

Potatoes, bread and the carbohydrate food group of which they are part have been vilified time and time again. But do they reall... Read more →

Is it better to be 'fat but fit' or 'slim but sedentary'? - Not all scientists agree on recent research

Wednesday 20th February 2019 - Rosie Taylor - Irish Independent

Can you really be 'fat, but fit'? Known as the 'obesity paradox', it's a debate that has raged since the 1980s and continues to di... Read more →

Are plant-based milks any good, or are you better off just having a bowl of porridge? - Irish experts give their verdicts

Wednesday 13th February 2019 - Regina Lavelle - Irish Independent

Say you drink coffee and you want to buy a creamer, so you go into a supermarket. There are two products on offer - one costs &eur... Read more →

The 5 worst dieting fads to avoid - dietitian Orla Walsh on the diets that don't work and the strategies that do

Tuesday 15th January 2019 - Orla Walsh - Independent

Some 80pc of resolutions fail by February and just 8pc of people are thought to achieve their New Year's resolutions, studies have... Read more →

5 things to start eating this January

Monday 7th January 2019 - RTE -

After an indulgent December, January is all about abstinence and discipline. Champagne is replaced with green juice and post-lunch... Read more →

Enjoy the holidays without packing on the pounds

Tuesday 18th December 2018 - Orla Walsh - Irish Independent

The holiday season is all about family, friends, celebrating and sometimes overindulging. But you can maintain your weight during ... Read more →

Restaurant meals 'are busting calorie limit'

Friday 14th December 2018 - Eilish O'Regan - Irish Independent

The calorie content of popular meals in restaurant chains is excessive and only a minority are meeting public health recommendat... Read more →

What effect is our protein obsession having on our health?

Friday 16th March 2018 - Áilín Quinlan - Irish Independent

A courier arrived at my front door recently, requesting my signature for the delivery of some large boxes. The carton... Read more →

Dining with danger... The worrying rise in food allergies

Thursday 8th February 2018 - Chrissie Russell - Irish Independent

Food sensitivities have never been more common, and the effects are obvious everywhere from our kids' lunchboxes to restaurant men... Read more →

How ancient spices can cure modern stresses

Thursday 25th January 2018 - Eleanor Steafel - Irish Independent

Stress is an unavoidable symptom of modern life. We all suffer from it - many of us are even being signed off sick from work b... Read more →

Children consume 'three times more sugar' than recommended - Nutritionist has simple tip to stop this

Tuesday 2nd January 2018 - Jennifer Cockerell - Irish Independent

Half the sugar consumed by children comes from unhealthy snacks and sugary drinks, according to a health watchdog. On... Read more →

Understanding arthritis just how vital is diet?

Tuesday 24th October 2017 - Orla Walsh

When you have arthritis, it's important to have a good knowledge of what foods to include and avoid. Our resident dietitian has th... Read more →

Everything you need to know about soy products and how they impact your health

Thursday 17th August 2017 - Orla Walsh - Irish Independent

Soy bean products are growing more and more popular - from milk to tofu, there is an entire spectrum of foods available. However, ... Read more →

How to get kids to eat their vegetables

Friday 23rd June 2017 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

The key to getting children to eat vegetables lies in persistence, the results of a new study suggest. According to the findings,... Read more →

This Irish version of Nutella hits the same spot– without the controversial palm oil

Monday 23rd January 2017 - Patricia Murphy - irish Inependent

Earlier this week, an experiment which visually broke down the ingredients of Nutella went viral across the world, highlighting ju... Read more →

Less salt being used in processed foods

Wednesday 16th November 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

There has been a significant reduction in the salt content of a number of food products available in Ireland, particularly process... Read more →

Replace saturated fat with unsaturated

Friday 8th July 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

A large study appears to confirm the long-held view that eating high amounts of saturated fat increases the risk of premature deat... Read more →

Gluten-free diet not a healthy option for all

Tuesday 17th May 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

There are no proven health benefits to switching to a gluten-free diet unless a person has coeliac disease or an allergy to wheat,... Read more →

Many eating too many 'free sugars'

Monday 16th November 2015 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

While it is well established that certain food and drinks, such as fizzy drinks, are high in sugar, Diabetes Ireland has expressed... Read more →

Indian takeaways loaded with fat and salt

Monday 16th November 2015 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

What are you having for dinner tonight? Beware - if you order an Indian takeaway, you may end up eating enough food for two people... Read more →

Study urges moderation in red meat intake

Tuesday 27th October 2015 - Patrick J. Skerrett - Harward Health Publications

A study linking red meat and mortality lit up the media in more ways than one. Hundreds of media outletscarried reports about... Read more →

Most Irish adults not exercising enough

Monday 12th October 2015 - Deborah Condon - irish health

Just one-third of Irish people get enough exercise and only one-quarter eat enough fruit and vegetables, a major new survey has fo... Read more →

Some wraps contain almost 1,000 calories

Tuesday 29th September 2015 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

While many people think that wraps may be a healthier lunch option, a new report has revealed that some contain more calories than... Read more →

The truth about superfoods

Monday 28th September 2015 - Health & Living - Irish Independent

Certain foods have been assigned 'super' status and attributed mighty powers said to benefit our health dramatically. Dietitian Je... Read more →

Majority support tax on sugary drinks

Wednesday 23rd September 2015 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Almost 60% of Irish people would support the introduction of a tax on sugar-sweetened drinks in order to help reduce the rate of c... Read more →

Less protein, more carbs 'provides key to healthier, longer life'

Tuesday 18th August 2015 - John von Radowitz - Irish Independent

Cutting down on protein and upping consumption of carbohydrates may be the key to living a longer, healthier life, new research su... Read more →

Eat raw, living food to improve your body and mind

Friday 14th August 2015 - Dr Brian Clement - Irish Independent

Anyone who is feeling unwell should first look at the foods they eat, writes Dr Brian Clement, who believes that cooked food compr... Read more →

Say no to (7) spoons of sugar

Wednesday 12th August 2015 - Irish Independent - Irish Independent

Ideally, adults, and children over the age of 11 should not be consuming more than 30g, or seven spoons, of sugar a day. But as we... Read more →

Obese people 'unlikely' to reach normal weight

Monday 20th July 2015 - Deborah Condon -

An obese man has only a one in 210 chance of ever achieving a normal weight again, while an obese woman has a one in 124 chance, a... Read more →

Sugary drinks kill thousands worldwide

Tuesday 7th July 2015 - Deborah Condon -

Sugary beverages, such as fizzy drinks and fruit juices, may be responsible for as many as 184,000 deaths worldwide every year, ac... Read more →

Packaging key to kids' food choices

Wednesday 1st July 2015 - Deborah Condon -

Children are more likely to reach for healthy foods if the packaging appeals to them, a new study has found. "The food industry h... Read more →

Chocolate may be good for the heart

Wednesday 17th June 2015 - Deborah Condon -

People who eat up to 100g of chocolate per day may have a lower risk of developing heart disease or suffering a stroke, a new stud... Read more →

Weekend screen time bad for teen bones

Thursday 11th June 2015 - Deborah Condon -

Teenage boys who spend a lot of time at the weekend looking at various screens have poorer bone health, a new study has found. Th... Read more →

Nuts, peanuts reduce risk of death

Thursday 11th June 2015 - Deborah Condon -

People who regularly consume nuts and peanuts may have a reduced risk of dying from a number of different diseases, including canc... Read more →

Busy year for eating disorder helpline

Tuesday 9th June 2015 - Deborah Condon -

Almost one in five calls to an eating disorders helpline last year came from children aged 14 and under, a new report has shown. ... Read more →

70,000 screened for diabetic eye disease

Friday 15th May 2015 - Deborah Condon -

Over 70,000 people with diabetes have had their eyes screened as part of Diabetic Retina Screen (the National Diabetic Retinal Scr... Read more →

Seriousness of coeliac disease 'undermined'

Monday 11th May 2015 - Deborah Condon -

An estimated 46,000 people in Ireland have coeliac disease, however in recent years, the seriousness of this condition has been un... Read more →

1 in 5 kids think nuggets are healthy

Wednesday 29th April 2015 - Deborah Condon -

At least one in five Irish children aged between six and 12 years think that chicken nuggets are healthy, while a similar number b... Read more →

'You cannot outrun a bad diet'

Thursday 23rd April 2015 - Deborah Condon -

While exercise is essential for good health, it will not counteract the negative impact of a poor diet, experts have claimed. The... Read more →

Warning over online slimming tablets

Wednesday 22nd April 2015 - Deborah Condon -

Irish people are being warned about the dangers of buying slimming products over the internet, following the death of a young woma... Read more →

Schools still providing unhealthy foods

Friday 10th April 2015 - Deborah Condon -

Many secondary schools are continuing to offer their students unhealthy foods that are high in fat, salt and sugar, the Irish Hear... Read more →

Dementia risk for underweight middle-aged

Friday 10th April 2015 - Deborah Condon -

Middle-aged people who are underweight may have an increased risk of going on to develop dementia, a new study has found. UK rese... Read more →

Eggs lower risk of type 2 diabetes

Wednesday 8th April 2015 - Deborah Condon -

People who regularly eat eggs may have a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a new study has found. Few studies have assess... Read more →

Less treats and fizzy drinks for kids

Tuesday 31st March 2015 - Deborah Condon -

Parents in Ireland are giving their children less treat foods, less fizzy drinks and more water at mealtimes compared to a year ag... Read more →

Energy drinks increase blood pressure

Monday 16th March 2015 - Deborah Condon -

The consumption of energy drinks increases the blood pressure of healthy young adults, especially if they do not consume caffeine ... Read more →

Warning to avoid unpasteurised milk

Wednesday 11th March 2015 - Deborah Condon -

According to the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI), raw milk - i.e. milk that is unpasteurised - can contain harmful bacteri... Read more →

Pro-vegetarian diet cuts heart risk

Monday 9th March 2015 - Deborah Condon -

People who consume more plant-based foods than animal-based foods have a reduced risk of dying from heart disease, a new study has... Read more →

Irish need to cut down on portions

Monday 16th February 2015 - Deborah Condon -

Irish people need to cut down on the portion sizes of most foods they are eating, a new report has found. According to the report... Read more →

Healthy diet may lower COPD risk

Wednesday 4th February 2015 - Deborah Condon -

People who consume a diet high in whole grains and vegetables, and low in processed meat and sugary drinks, lower their risk of de... Read more →

Sugary drinks linked to earlier menstruation

Wednesday 28th January 2015 - Deborah Condon -

Young girls who consume a lot of sugary drinks tend to begin menstruating earlier, a new study has found. This marks the first st... Read more →

Too much TV linked to junk food consumption

Thursday 22nd January 2015 - Deborah Condon -

People who watch excessive amounts of television tend to eat more junk food and have a poorer understanding of healthy nutrition, ... Read more →

Diabetes camp to focus on lifestyle changes

Monday 12th January 2015 - Deborah Condon -

Many people who are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes do not receive adequate information on the importance of moving to and maintain... Read more →

Irish men 'have less healthy diets'

Tuesday 9th December 2014 - Deborah Condon -

Irish men consume less healthy diets, are less aware of healthy eating guidelines and have a preference for larger portions than I... Read more →

Benefits of med diet, exercise seen a year later

Friday 7th November 2014 - Deborah Condon -

People who consume a Mediterranean diet and increase the amount of exercise they do for just eight weeks, may still be reaping the... Read more →

How to eat yourself young with tips from a naturopath

Tuesday 4th November 2014 - Elizabeth Peyton-Jones - Independent

A morning brew - When you wake up in the morning, squeeze half a lemon into some warm water, add a little ginger and a teaspoonful... Read more →

Are saturated fats good or bad for our health?

Tuesday 4th November 2014 - Ailin Quinlan - Independent

Saturated fat has long been demonised by nutritionists, but new research has indicated that eating moderate amounts makes good hea... Read more →

Get to grips with 'Meat Free Monday'

Monday 29th September 2014 - Rozanne Stevens - Independent

Meat Free Monday is not just good for the environment, it's also good for your health, writes Rozanne Stevens. For those who haven... Read more →

Kids getting too many treat foods

Tuesday 23rd September 2014 - Deborah Condon -

Parents are being urged to cut down on the amount of treat foods they are giving their children and replacing them with healthier ... Read more →

'Fat shaming' does not work

Wednesday 17th September 2014 - Deborah Condon -

Making people feel ashamed about their weight does not help them to lose it. In fact, many may simply gain more, a new study has f... Read more →

Gaining just 5lbs raises BP

Wednesday 17th September 2014 - Deborah Condon -

Gaining just five pounds in weight can raise a healthy adult's blood pressure, a new study has found. While many people are aware... Read more →

Honest to goodness: Soups that boost vegetable intake

Sunday 10th August 2014 - Independent - Independent

Rocket, watercress and chilli would give any cold a good spanking. If you don't have a cold, make the rocket soup anyway - it is d... Read more →

Why the full fat diet is not as unhealthy as you think

Thursday 31st July 2014 - Dr Michael Mosley - Independent

Six decades after experts told us that fat was bad for us, we're more overweight than ever. What if they got it wrong? Dr Michael ... Read more →

'Five a day' is enough

Thursday 31st July 2014 - Deborah Condon -

It is already known that consuming five portions of fruit and vegetables per day lowers a person's risk of death. Now a new study ... Read more →

The world's best and worst diets revealed

Monday 30th June 2014 - Kate Quilton - Independent

Kate Quilton travelled the globe to countries with 80pc obesity — and one where a village has found the secret of eternal yo... Read more →

The Benefits of Being Overweight

Tuesday 24th June 2014 - Bernadette Rock - Independent

During all of my 16 years dedicated to chronic dieting and feeling out of control around food, one of my enduring beliefs was that... Read more →

Spread the word: butter's good for you after all

Monday 23rd June 2014 - Suzanne Campbell - Independent

In radical new research, scientists claim that this traditional family staple has unfairly been given a bad press for decades. Suz... Read more →

Bikini Season: Eight foods to beat the bloat

Friday 13th June 2014 - Freya Drohan - Independent

With dieticians advocating super foods, Paleo fanatics taking over Instagram, and celebrities promoting the latest fad (5:2 we&rsq... Read more →

High protein diets 'cut stroke risk'

Thursday 12th June 2014 - John Von Radowitz - Independent

High protein diets may protect against stroke, especially if they contain a lot of fish, scientists have said. Researchers analys... Read more →

Diet a factor for 40% of IVF patients

Tuesday 27th May 2014 - Claire O'Sullivan - Irish Examiner

As research shows high cholesterol levels can reduce a couple’s chance of conceiving a baby, a leading Irish fertility exper... Read more →

Can the new 5:2 summer diet really get us beach fit?

Wednesday 21st May 2014 - Victoria Lambert - Independent

Michael Mosley, the creator of the original fast plan, gives Victoria Lambert a pep talk about his new version to get us in shape ... Read more →

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